Microsoft Workplace Analytics

Microsoft’s New ‘Workplace Analytics’ Uses Office 365 Data to Measure Productivity

Microsoft has unveiled Workplace Analytics, an add-on to Office 365 Enterprise plans that gathers aggregate metadata from Office 365 users and puts it to work generating information that’s largely about productivity. As an example, it can crunch email and calendar data to calculate how many meetings workers attend each week, how much time they spend […]

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As HCM Vendors Look at SMBs, the ‘Microbusiness’ Market Remains Wide Open

The HCM technology landscape is changing rapidly to accommodate businesses with fewer and fewer employees. Although an increasing number of providers have been heading in that direction for several years, the industry is approaching the first of several tipping points that will result in tech solutions designed for companies of all sizes. We base this […]

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SHRM 17 Recap: The Coming Mobile Divide, New Opportunities in Data

SHRM’s annual conference is something that has to be experienced to be appreciated. This year, 15,415 HR professionals attended 226 presentations and walked more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space showing off the products of 648 vendors. What couldn’t be estimated was how many attendees appreciated the irony of eating box lunches in New […]

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Does Your Engagement Program Leave the ‘Deskless Worker’ Behind?

With the unemployment rate below 5 percent and employers continually bemoaning a talent shortage that is, in the words of ADP Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services Susan Hanold, “lasting longer than anyone expected,” HR departments are feeling the pressure to increase both hiring and retention rates. You’d think that the tight labor market would […]

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Willis Towers Watson Wades Into SMB HR With ‘HR Trove’

Willis Towers Watson is quietly extending its reach into the market for small- and medium-sized HR services with the introduction of The HR Trove, an online store offering turn-key products to organizations with fewer employees than its traditional customers. To our knowledge, the site’s unveiling has not been previously reported. The site, which soft launched on […]

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IBM Report Lays Out a Case for Cognitive HCM Technology

Two-thirds of chief executives surveyed by IBM say cognitive computing will “drive significant value” in Human Resources. On the surface, that implies they’re more bullish on the technology than HR leaders. The company’s report says only 50 percent of those believe cognitive systems could potentially “transform key dimensions” of their departments. The report, by IBM’s […]

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‘User Experience’ is as Much HR’s Concern as IT’s

HR departments are increasingly taking the lead in identifying and evaluating HCM technology solutions. Meanwhile, IT has assumed a more consultative role, vetting a solution’s security, data-handling and other technical strengths and, of course, handling any necessary integration. The result is a technology-acquisition process that stays true to HR’s vision but gives IT a veto […]

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